Our Charitable Activities

 Pay it Forward   Registered Charity #1184734


Our Duty

Safeguarding their Story in Stone

 The Southampton Monument & Vault Initiative (SMVI)


Our Passion

Centralising their Historical Record 

The Southampton Online Research Repository (SORR) 



Our  Commitment

Marking the 400th Anniversary  

1624-2024 - The Death of Henry Wriothesley  and his son James.  

Shakespeare Immortalized Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. 

One good turn deserves another!

Henry Wriothesley was Shakespeare's sole dedicatee and purported patron, making possible some of the greatest plays and poems ever penned. Join Lord Montagu in paying it forward in service to the living record of their memory.  

Our Friends & Partners

The Shakespeare Southampton Legacy Trust is enabled through the generous support and cooperation from friends & institutions to whom our gratitude is publicly and gratefully given.

Thank You! 

Dr David Carrington BSc MA DPhil ACR, Skillington Workshop
Knowledgeable conservator of funerary monuments and a council member of the Church Monuments Society.

Michael Hare
Medievalist and specialist on the Parish Church of St. Peter, Titchfield. Author of the official guide book to St. Peter, Church, Titchfield

Dr Julian Litten, PHd Hon DArt FSA
Extensive experience excavating burial vaults and handling post-medieval coffins and coffin-furniture.

Dr Simon Mays

Adrian Miles, Senior Archaeologist, MOLA

Simon Thurley, CBE, FSA, FRIBA, FRHistS
Museum Director and Chief Executive of English Heritage

Susan Allman 
Vicar, Parish Church of St. Peter, Titchfield

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) 
Banking Partners

Sarah Downer 
Head of Collections, Beaulieu

Phil Johnson 
SSLT Chief Financial Officer 

Susan Tomkins 
Archivist, Beaulieu Archive